The winners of the first Preservation Recognition Awards will be announced at the Chestnut Historical Society’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 11.

“We are excited about recognizing those who cherish our historic and architectural resources so that they continue to enrich our lives today and nourish future generations, and we want to demonstrate our gratitude for their efforts,” said Shirley Hanson, a CHHS founder, of the award.

Projects that were considered for an award are all within the Chestnut Hill National Historic District. They were nominated by building owners, neighbors, architects, contractors, and Chestnut Hill lovers in general on the criteria that the projects preserve or protect historic resources; exemplify appropriate historic building restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse; or demonstrate good stewardship of an important building.

Dr. Emily Cooperman, an architectural and landscape historian and historic preservation consultant, will continue the theme of enriching Chestnut Hill’s future by taking good care of the treasures of its past in her speech, “Preserving the Buildings AND Streetscapes of Chestnut Hill.”

The meeting, which will include the election of directors, will be held in the Wissahickon Room of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Avenue. Attendees are asked to park on the school side of Willow Grove Avenue or in the Science Building lot. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments. For more information, call 215-247-0417.

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